Mama Mia!

Man I am tired as all get out today! I don’t know why, but I’m sure this crappy ass weather has something to do with it!

So I had signed up to take a cooking class at the totally awesome Kitchen Conservatory. I’ve been there once before for a demonstration where they cooked everything and we sat back and enjoyed it all. This time around, my class was hands-on. It was so much fun!

The title of the class was Italian Lira. Two chefs from Feraro’s Jersey Style Pizza came to teach us how to make all kinds of goodies. First thing we started with was Garlic Knots. OMG SO GOOD!!!

You basically used the same dough for everything. You took a ten inch dough ball and roll it out into a circle(ish) shape, then slice it all the way across 5 or 6 times and once across the middle. Then you take each strip of dough and stretch it out a bit and then tie it into one or two knots. Then you place the uncooked dough knots into a garlic butter mixture (melted of course) and toss to coat. Then you pop them into the oven (which is at like 500 degrees, BTW) to cook for 7 to 10 minutes. Then once they are nice and golden brown, you take them out and toss them in the garlic butter mixture *again*. Then you stuff them into your greedy little pie hole 🙂

Next we made calzones. Same dough, different use. The main difference between a calzone and a stromboli is the fact that calzones have ricotta cheese in them and stromboli’s don’t. Plus stromboli’s are wrapped a bit more like a burrito, where as a calzone is more of a pouch filled with deliciousness.

Then after those were done, we ate them as well. Like fat little piggys.

Finally after all the above mentioned gluttony, we made pizzas! So freaking delicious! Then for desert, the guys taught us how to make little cinnamon rolls with icing from stratch! Holla!!

I honest think that it I had ate one more thing, I would have exploded e-v-e-r-y where. I highly recommend that you check out either one of these place is you are in the St. Louis area.

Kitchen Conservatory and Feraro’s Jersey Style Pizza

Enjoy!

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